While NBA teams make final preparations for the 2012 draft, the Celtics got a headstart on the 2013 draft yesterday, as the league granted Boston an additional second-round pick. The second-rounder comes from Charlotte, by way of the Thunder, who reportedly failed to give the Celtics Jeff Green's full medical information when the teams agreed to a deadline deal involving Green in 2011. Still, GM Danny Ainge remains focused on this week, which includes tomorrow night's draft and the upcoming free agent period. Let's round up the latest comments from the Celtics GM on the team's plans….
- Ainge believes that Kevin Garnett will either re-sign with the Celtics or retire, tweets A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE.com. Coach Doc Rivers also expressed optimism yesterday that KG would be back in Boston next season.
- The Celtics GM added that Ray Allen has informed him that he's open to a possible return to Boston, tweets Blakely. It's widely assumed that the C's and Allen will part ways this summer, with the Heat considered the top suitors for the veteran sharpshooter.
- According to Ainge, the Celtics haven't made a draft promise to Royce White, and remain open to trading up or down, tweets Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe.